Formalism, technique and rigour in Use Case Modelling

By: Bruce Anderson


Use case modelling is widely used as a technique for requirements gathering but does not always lead to clear agreement between users and developers, or to effective system development. This is often because the model does not have a clear role in a clear process, with a corresponding lack of agreed standards and techniques. Taking a considered approach and tailoring the available guidance to the situation at hand can produce more appropriate use cases that are more useful in the overall process. This paper outlines a sound approach in a context of ideas and technique, and discusses several common issues in use case modelling, with suggested resolutions.

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Bruce Anderson, “Formalism, technique and rigour in Use Case Modelling”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 4, no. 6 (August 2005), pp. 15-28, doi:10.5381/jot.2005.4.6.a2.

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